HongKong-Macao Tour (12.30.08)

Early morning rush to Changi T3.  Need to check in two hours before flight time.  Good thing United Airlines is in T3.  Love T3.

Stopped by to pose with Mickey and Minnie. Celebrate with Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Changi T3.

Finally landed at Chek Lap Kok airport in HongKong.  Took Airport Express train.  It is the fastest way to reach the city but expensive compared to bus fares.  You can use their “Octopus” fare card during your stay.  It can be used in the trains, buses, and even in Airport express trains.  The Octopus Card can be purchased from any public transportation company’s customer service centre, such as MTR’s or KCR’s.  When first purchasing the Octopus Card, HK$50 is included as refundable deposit, and the remaining value will be stored in the card for normal payments.

Airport Express Train Round trip Ticket:

Adult               Child (3-11)

Airport-HongKong  :  HK $180           HK $50

Airport- Kowloon:       HK $160          HK $45

Checked in at South Pacific hotel by noon time.  Nice and clean room.  Bathroom is great.  The room is not too big since majority of our time will be outside the hotel.  First stop was in Jollibee to eat.  Well, every Pinoy knows Jollibee well.

The Peak is a must when you visit HongKong.  Best way to enjoy THE PEAK experience is to use the Peak Tram.  Quite a number of visitors in The Peak, so expect a jam packed crowd inside the tram.  Long queue when returning back from the Peak.

Where to buy :
All tickets are sold at Garden Road Peak Tram Lower Terminus or appointed travel agents.
Peak Tram Upper Terminus (The Peak Tower) sells Peak Tram tickets (Return & Single) only.

Peak Tram Operating Hours :
7 am to 12 midnight (Mon – Sun & Public Holidays)

Frequency :
Departs every 10 to 15 minutes.

Peak Tram Ticket Price:

Return               Single

Adult                  HK $36             HK $25

Child                   HK $16              HK $9

How to get to THE PEAK:

By Foot – From MTR Central Station

Take the MTR to Central and make your way to the J2 exit of the Central MTR station. Turn right, through Chater Garden, cross Queen’s Road Central and make your way up Garden Road. You will pass the Bank of China Tower and Citibank Plaza on your left and St John’s Cathedral on your right before arriving at the terminus, which is to your left.

By Bus to Garden Road Peak Tram Lower Terminus
Board the Peak Tram shuttle bus No. 15C at the Central(Near Star Ferry Pier 7) Bus Terminus.

Daily : 10:00 am to 11:40 pm(from Man Kwong Street outside Central(Pier 7) )
Daily : 10:15am to 11:55pm(from Garden Road Peak Tram Lower Terminus)
Frequency : 15 to 20 minutes
Fare : HK$4.20

Before call it a day,  visited Madame Tussauds, located at the foot of the Peak.  Take a photo beside famous figures, politicians, athletes, celebrities, etc.  There are promo tickets available.  They have 2 in 1 combo package (Peak Tram + Admission) or 3 in 1 combo package (Peak Tram + Admission + Sky Terrace).

Raks with Princess Diana

Vero with Einstein

Ciel with Mozart

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